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TTS203 - Improve your running speed, endurance, and performance with Pete Magill

Improve your running speed, endurance, and performance with Pete Magill | EP#203

Pete Magill is a running coach, author, and the fastest-ever American distance runner over age 50 in the 5K and 10K as well as a multiple American and world age group record-holder. In this interview we discuss the most important principles of improving your running speed, endurance and performance, applicable for everybody from 5k-specialists to Ironman-triathletes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Muscle fiber recruitment – how to train all your muscle fibers and make them work for you
  • Balancing hard and easy running
  • The all-important long run
  • Hill running – one of the most versatile tools in your running toolbox
  • Essential strength and conditioning for runners
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Training for time-crunched athletes with Conrad Goeringer

Training for time-crunched athletes with Conrad Goeringer | EP#202

Conrad Goeringer is a Nashville-based coach specialising in coaching busy professionals. In this interview, Conrad discusses how he helps athletes leverage their time to achieve their goals and keep improving on a limited time budget for training due to work, family and other obligations.

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  • The importance of training frequency
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  • How to use intensity smartly and allocate intensity to the three disciplines on a low-volume training plan
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  • The hierarchy of swimming, biking, and running when time is scarce
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  • Time-saving strategies to make the most of the time that you do have available
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Base training_ off-season do's and dont's with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin

Base training: off-season do’s and dont’s with James Teagle and Lachlan Kerin | EP#201

Scientific Triathlon coaches James Teagle, Lachlan Kerin and Mikael Eriksson get together to discuss base training for triathlon and endurance sports. What should you do (and what shouldn’t you do) in your off-season.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What is “base training” or the “off-season” – how long does it last, when does it start, when does it end, and what are the objectives of it?
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  • Should you take time completely off training?
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  • Methodologies for structuring your base training
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  • Common mistakes to avoid in base training
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  • Considerations other than training to make the most of your base training phase
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TTS200 - Training talk with Mikael Eriksson and Menachem Broadie

Training talk with Mikael Eriksson and Menachem Broadie | EP#200

Menachem Broadie interviews Mikael Eriksson on The Strong Savvy Cyclist and Triathlete podcast in an extended training talk covering many different aspects of training and practical advice for triathletes and endurance athletes.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The importance of building a strong aerobic base
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  • Seeing the big picture and setting long-term goals⠀
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  • The correct execution of low- and high-intensity workouts, respectively⠀
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  • An example training week for somebody training ~8 hours per week
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  • How to keep your training sustainable for the long term⠀
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  • How to create a purposeful and deliberate training strategy that you can stick to by “motivating the elephant, directing the rider, and shaping the path”
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TTS199 - WKO5_ Cycling and triathlon analytics with Tim Cusick

WKO5: Cycling and triathlon analytics with Tim Cusick | EP#199

Tim Cusick is the TrainingPeaks WKO5 product leader and the owner of Velocious Endurance Coaching. Tim coaches world champion Amber Neben, road pro Emma Grant, and numerous other pros and age group racers. His expertise in the WKO software and its application in real-world coaching makes him the ideal person to discuss the ins and outs of the new and updated WKO software: WKO5.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What’s new in WKO5 compared to WKO4?
  • How to use Aerobic and Anaerobic Training Impact
  • How to use Dynamic FRC (Functional Reserve Capacity)
  • The Power Duration Curve and physiological modelling for running
  • Tim’s coaching workflow in WKO5
  • Tim’s top tips for athletes and coaches to get the most out of WKO5
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TTS198 - Training structure, periodisation and the science of winning with Jan Olbrecht, PhD

Training structure, periodisation and the science of winning with Jan Olbrecht, PhD | EP#198

Jan Olbrecht is a former elite swimmer, holds a PhD in sports physiology and biomechanics, and has advised athletes who have won over 600 Olympic, World Championship, European Championship and Commonwealth Championship medals. His main drive is to translate science to the level where coaches can benefit from it, and one of the main outcomes of this drive is his excellent and highly influential book ‘The Science of Winning’ on periodisation, training structure, and using physiology to deliver peak performances.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Endurance training periodisation from a year or multi-year level to the microcycle (weekly) level.
  • A methodology for planning out your training structure
  • How do perform lactate testing and use the results to inform training planning and workout prescriptions
  • Aerobic and anaerobic capacity and power: what are they and how should they be developed?
  • Case studies of Luc and Frederik van Lierde, both former Ironman World Champions
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TTS197 - How wind and air resistance impacts running with Evan Schwartz of Stryd

How wind and air resistance impacts running with Evan Schwartz of Stryd | EP#197

The next generation of Stryd’s running power meter is here, and it can now account for the differences in running power required depending on air resistance, wind, and drafting. Evan Schwartz from Stryd joins us to discuss the new device and the implications of wind on running with power.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How much additional power do you need to produce in various wind conditions compared to a still day?
  • How much power can you save when drafting another runner?
  • How much power is required just to move through still air? In other words, what’s the difference between running outdoors and on a treadmill?
  • Is Stryd catching on with elite runners and coaches?
  • What’s next on Stryd’s roadmap?
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TTS196 - Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid

Training for Xterra and off-road triathlon with five-time world champion Melanie McQuaid | EP#196

Melanie McQuaid is an elite triathlete, five-time world champion (Xterra and ITU cross-triathlon), and coach. In this episode, she discusses the ins and outs of training for and racing Xterra and off-road triathlon.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • How Xterra/off-road triathlon demands are different from the demands of standard road triathlons
  • How these different demands impact training – how should an athlete change up their training if going from road triathlons to focusing on Xterra?
  • Training on the mountain bike and running trails – technical and physiological aspects
  • Advice for racing Xterra and off-road triathlons – what are the most important things to consider?
  • Gear – what gear do you need and what should you consider when selecting gear?
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TTS195 - Run training of Kipchoge, Farah and Rudisha with Matt Fox of Sweat Elite

Run training of Kipchoge, Farah and Rudisha with Matt Fox of Sweat Elite | EP#195

Matt Fox is the founder of Sweat Elite. A website where you can learn about the habits, routines and training programs of the world’s best runners and coaches, including Eliud Kipchoge, Mo Farah, David Rudisha, Renato Canova and Alberto Salazar.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Similarities and patterns in the training and habits of the world’s best runners.
  • Are there any big differences or discrepancies in their methodologies?
  • The mindset of Kipchoge, Farah and others: playful and not too serious in the day to day, but with a clear and strong long-term perspective.
  • The Renato Canova training methodology: used by almost all marathoners to ever run sub-2:05.
  • How the top runners and coaches use (or don’t use) data in training and racing.
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TTS194 - That Triathlon Show (flipping the mic) with Michael Liberzon, Andrew Buckrell and Mikael Eriksson

That Triathlon Show (flipping the mic) with Michael Liberzon, Andrew Buckrell and Mikael Eriksson | EP#194

The microphone is flipped, and Michael Liberzon and Andrew Buckrell from the Endurance Innovation Podcast interview Mikael Eriksson about That Triathlon Show, coaching, and endurance sports innovation. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes insight into That Triathlon Show!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The genesis of That Triathlon Show
  • How I find the right guests and topics for the podcast
  • Responsible journalism, being selective and applying filters
  • My favourite interviews from the That Triathlon Show archives and how they impacted me
  • What (if anything) are the next ‘big things’ in endurance sports?
  • What’s next for That Triathlon Show and Scientific Triathlon?
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